WhatsApp message reactions to get separate notifications settings menu: report

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 14, 2022
Updated 2022/01/14 at 6:23 AM

WhatsApp has received message reactions and a new report suggests that the global rollout of this feature could happen soon. Meta’s instant messaging app was indicated to get settings to manage notifications for message reactions. In August, it was reported that WhatsApp will allow users to react to individual messages, similar to Instagram message reactions. WhatsApp will also show a message reactions information tab to show who liked the message and which specific emoji was used.

according to a report by WhatsApp resource tracker WABetaInfo, Meta instant messaging app is getting notifications for message reactions. WhatsApp for iOS users will soon have the ability to manage which notifications they want to receive – whether for one-on-one or group chats – along with the ability to manage notification sounds. However, the report mentions that it may still be a while before users have the ability to react to messages on WhatsApp.

The update is rolling out with the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS 22.2.72. So far, there is no information on when this feature will be released for Android smartphones.

The WhatsApp message reactions feature was first reported in August. The instant messaging service is said to give users the ability to react to individual messages, similar to iMessage, Instagram and Twitter. Until now, WhatsApp users can only express their emotions in a conversation using stickers, GIFs and emojis.

In September, it was reported how WhatsApp will show message reactions when the feature launches. Message reactions will appear as a small dialog box below the chat bubble. Reactions will not be anonymous, so all chat users will be able to see who reacted to a given message.

In November, WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp will receive a message reaction information tab that will show who liked that specific message and which specific emoji was used. The information tab will show an ‘All’ tab which will list all users who reacted to the message, regardless of the emoji they used. On the side, all other reactions will be grouped according to the emoji used.

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